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2020-2021

LCRA President

Jessica Despino, RHIA, CTR

Jessica currently serves as the 2020-2021 LCRA President. She earned her CTR credential in 2013 and has been the President of Allegiant for 5 years.

LCRA Vice President

Gina Delaney, CTR

Gina currently serves as the 2020-2021 LCRA Vice President. She began working in Cancer Registry in 2000 at the Baton Rouge Regional Cancer Registry/Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center and earned her CTR credential in 2003. Gina worked as Field Abstractor and Case Finder while also taking on occasional contract work assisting in editing studies for the Louisiana Tumor Registry. In 2004, Gina decided to move out of state to work as a full-time contract Registrar. This position involved editing and abstracting while traveling to on-site locations as well as working remotely for various states and facilities. This position soon led Gina to begin contract work for Baton Rouge General Medical Center/Pennington Cancer Center from 2007- 2011. She decided to move back to Louisiana in 2011 and has filled the role of Cancer Registry and Accreditation Manager for Baton Rouge General Medical Center/Pennington Cancer Center.

LCRA Secretary

Tess Voisard, CTR, BS

Tess currently serves as the 2020-2021 LCRA Secretary. She graduated from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette with a major in biology and began her journey in Cancer Registry in 2015 at Lafayette General. Tess earned her CTR credential in 2016 and continued to work for Lafayette General before transitioning into a remote position with nThrive. She filled the role as Cancer Registrar for several years before working her way up to QA Analyst.

LCRA Treasurer

Cora currently serves as the 2020-2021 LCRA Treasurer and earned her CTR credential in 2017. She is currently working for Registry Partners as Registry Operations Manager for several hospitals and projects while coordinating and overseeing abstracting and all operational activities for each facility.

2020-2021

Bylaws
Committee Chair

Delaney Colombo, RHIT, CTR

Delaney currently serves as the LCRA Bylaws Committee Chair and is the Senior Cancer Registrar at Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center. She earned her CTR credential in 2002 and has worked in Cancer Registry for over 21 years. In addition to currently serving as the LCRA Bylaws Committee Chair, Delaney has also served in other LCRA positions including President and Secretary.

Distinguished Member Award
Committee Chair

Delana Thorn, CTR

Lannie currently serves as the LCRA Distinguished Member Award Committee Chair.

Public Relations
Committee Chair

Casey Walker, RHIT, CTR

Casey currently serves as the LCRA Public Relations Committee Chair and has filled this position since 2015. She graduated from Louisiana Tech University in 2008 where she studied Health Informatics & Information Management. Casey earned her RHIT credential in January 2011 and worked as a Medical Coder for over 10 years. During that time, she sparked an interest in the Oncology field and decided to further her career. Casey earned her CTR credential in 2013 and currently works as a Senior Certified Tumor Registrar. Casey is heavily involved in several state, regional, and national organizations and serves as LCRA Public Relations Committee Chair as well as Secretary and Treasurer for the Northeast district of the Louisiana Health Information Management Association.

Nominating
Committee Chair

Lauren Barnett Vincent, BS, CTR

Lauren currently serves as the LCRA Nominating Committee Chair and has filled this position since 2019. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Biology from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and earned her CTR credential in 2018. Lauren is currently working for Registry Partners as Quality Manager coordinating and managing quality control activities through ongoing support and guidance of multiple data abstraction teams.

Education & Mentor Program
Committee Chair

Lisa Pareti, BS, RHIT, CTR

Lisa currently serves as the LCRA Education Chair and has filled this position for over 10 years. She earned her CTR credential in 2004 and has over 20 years of Cancer Registry experience on both hospital and state levels. Lisa is the Educational Manager and Senior Editor for the Louisiana Tumor Registry and was awarded the LCRA Distinguished Member Award.

History
Committee Chair

Jill Zeswitz, BSIT, CTR

Jill currently serves as the LCRA Historian and has filled this position since 2016. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology and earned her CTR credential in 2005. Jill is currently the Project Manager for C/NET Solutions and was awarded the LCRA Distinguished Member Award in 2019.